Bedroom's Signs

Of Heart Disease

Bedroom's Signs Of Heart Disease. Healthy Living Magazine

Bedroom's Signs Of Heart Disease. Healthy Living Magazine

Some symptoms apparent only in bed could be an early warning sign of heart disease for both men and women.

1. Chest pain during intercourse—For many women the first time they discover chest pain is during intercourse. The reason is that this type of pain is exertional chest pain—the kind that results from plaque buildup. This form of chest pain often does not present itself until intercourse if the patient is inactive.

2. Hot flashes—While hot flashes vary among women, some women get them more often at night. Women have an increased risk for heart disease if they experience hot flashes at an earlier age or go through menopause during an accelerated timeframe. This is true regardless of the time of day a woman experiences hot flashes.

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3. Erectile dysfunction—There is a strong link between ED and heart disease. The two conditions even share many of the same symptoms. If your partner is having erectile dysfunction, he should be screened for heart disease.

4. Snoring—Snoring can be a warning sign for heart issues for both men and women. If snoring causes lapses in breathing, it could be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that prevents restful sleep and is linked to high blood pressure, arrhythmia, stroke and heart failure.

5. Heart palpitations while resting—If you notice your heart beating faster than normal or skipping and stopping a beat while at rest, you may be at risk for heart disease. Most people experience palpitations at one time or another, but if your palpitations feel different or you notice frequent extra beats while resting you should see your doctor.

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Laxmi Mehta, MD, is the clinical director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr Mehta is also the associate program director for education for Ohio State’s Center for Women’s Health.

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